Yea Chess

Yea Chess

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.84
  • Total Downloads:
    24,078
  • Date Added:
    June 25, 2012
  • File Size:
    74.29KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Playing chess against a computer is supposed to be Mr. Spock's territory, but there's nothing stopping you from pitting your skills against a cybernetic opponent, thanks to Yea Chess by Drazen Beljan. It's a free chess-playing program that uses artificial intelligence and your computer's processing power to test your chess-playing ability at various skill levels.

Yea Chess is portable freeware that requires no installation; you can copy it to a USB stick or other portable device and always have access to your saved games. The program's interface is a chessboard with Game, Option, and Homepage file menus and control arrows for initiating moves along the bottom and numbers and letters along either axis. When you hover the cursor over your pieces, it takes the form of a pointing finger that lets you make quick and easy moves by clicking a piece and then clicking the square you want to move it to. You can zoom the rather compact view up to 250 percent on the Options menu, which also accesses the computer strength level settings; we used the rather low default setting, level 8 of 10. We clicked Game and selected New Game as Black, which shifted the black pieces from the top of the board to the bottom. The computer initiated play by advancing the White Queen's pawn, a classic opening move. We responded, and the computer instantaneously responded with a countermove. Yea Chess won't let you make wrong moves, but it'll sure let you make bad ones! Although we deliberately played an abbreviated game to test the program's moves, we expected to lose; Yea Chess achieved checkmate in eight moves. Clicking Save Game at current position saved the game in the program's folder, a nice touch that keeps things together in one location.

We're definitely living in the future when something from "Star Trek" becomes reality. Yea Chess not only gives you a challenging match but also helps you refine your game. It's easy to use and fun, too, if you don't mind losing a lot!

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "It came with a built in browser hijacker."

    December 07, 2013   |   By fargo721

    Version: Yea Chess 4.84

    Pros

    NONE, There really aren't any

    Cons

    Had about blank virus,

    Summary

    Don't even think about it.

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  • 4 stars

    "good chess program"

    July 13, 2012   |   By ajbuchan

    Version: Yea Chess 4.84

    Pros

    compact chess game

    Cons

    no tutor mode

    Summary

    i like it for the price (free!)

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  • 2 stars

    "It has a bug"

    July 01, 2012   |   By apennoot32

    Version: Yea Chess 4.84

    Pros

    The game is strong

    Cons

    The game has a bug, the game makes an illegal move. When i move white pawn G2 to G4 then black will move pawn H4 to G3.(strength level 15)

    White(You) Black
    1. e3 Nf6
    2. Nc3 e5
    3. d4 e4
    4. f3 d5
    5. Nh3 Nc6
    6. Nf4 Bb4
    7. a3 Bxc3+
    8. bxc3 g5
    9. Ne2 h5
    10. h3 Rg8
    11. a4 h4
    12. Ba3 Ne7
    13. Rb1 Nf5
    14. Qd2 b6
    15. a5 Ba6
    16. Rg1 Qc8
    17. Rb2 Bc4
    18. Rb4 Qa6
    19. Kf2 O-O-O

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    General
    Publisher Drazen Beljan
    Publisher web site http://free-zd.t-com.hr/drazen
    Release Date June 25, 2012
    Date Added June 25, 2012
    Version 4.84
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Board Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 74.29KB
    File Name YeaChess.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 24,078
    Downloads Last Week 37
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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